Site: Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania
Year of Discovery:
Discovered by: Louis S. B. Leakey
Age: About 1.7 million years old
Species: Homo habilis
This crushed skull found in 1963 at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, has a lightly-built braincase yet a larger brain size than Australopithecus - two features that led Louis Leakey and colleagues to recognize the species Homo habilis.